The Texas actress who admitted making toxins to send to
President Barack Obama and the mayor of New York was more
intent on framing her husband than in killing prominent
politicians, a federal prosecutor says.
A South African sign-language interpreter accused of miming
nonsense as world leaders paid tribute to Nelson Mandela has
defended himself as a "champion" signer, but said he suffered
a schizophrenic episode during the event.
Bangladesh has executed Islamist opposition leader Abdul
Quader Mollah for war crimes he committed in 1971, in a move
likely to spark more violent protests less than a month
before elections are due to be held.
Jewellery and precious items owned by the late British King
Edward VIII and his American wife Wallis Simpson have sold
for more than 620,000 pounds ($NZ1.2 million) at auction,
significantly more than expected.
The heads of Thailand's powerful military have agreed to a
weekend meeting with the leader of the movement seeking to
overthrow Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, deepening
uncertainty about the country's immediate political future.